Kaapo Kakko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rangers' Kaapo Kakko lands on COVID-19 list, GM says 'he's fine'

    Blueshirt Banter "Kaapo Kakko has been added to the NHL’s COVID protocol list. The NHL releases a list each day, and players who are sidelined for COVID protocol related absences can include: " February 01

  • Comparing Alexis Lafrenière’s Start With New York Rangers to Kaapo Kakko’s

    Blueshirt Banter "All eyes were on Alexis Lafrenière when he made his long awaited NHL debut on Madison Square Garden ice almost three weeks ago, much in a similar way fans affixed their gaze to Kaapo Kakko back in October of 2019. Given each player’s draft status — Lafrenière..." January 27

  • Kaapo Kakko of Rangers won't play for Finland at World Junior Championship

    NHL.com "Kaapo Kakko will not play for Finland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. Finland general manager Kimmo Oikarinen had hoped the 19-year-old forward would be made available by the New York Rangers, but he was not on the 31-player preliminary roster released..." December 04

  • Breaking Down Kaapo Kakko's Historically Bad Rookie Season

    JFresh "Before the 2019-20 season, it seemed like a sure thing that second overall pick Kaapo Kakko was going to make a big impact as a rookie. By betting odds, he was the 2nd-most likely Calder Trophy winner; seven of seventeen Sportsnet analysts predicted that he would win the award, making..." November 25

  • Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko: Pondering their rough rookie seasons

    Pro Hockey Talk "By just about any measure, Devils center Jack Hughes and Rangers winger Kaapo Kakko struggled during their rookie seasons. Troublingly, Hughes and Kakko struggled even beyond the “for a rookie” or “as the top two picks of the 2019 NHL Draft”..." November 12